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Old 02-14-2022, 07:45 PM   #1
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3rd gen Leveling & Largest tires?

I am picking up a 3rd gen E150 tomorrow and will be building to be my offroad camping/motorcycle hauler. I have looked and not much info on suspension & tires! I know Weldtec has a kit, but I am sorry $4000 suspension start off price for a 30+ year old van is a hard pass! I am looking for just a simple leveling kit for upfront and hoping to squeeze some 30" 31" A/T tires on it. That will give me more than enough clearance.
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Old 02-14-2022, 08:11 PM   #2
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For a lift less then 2" you could probably get some firmer coil springs (think f250 2wd). Then you would need adjustable ball joint shims to correct the camber of your new springs. All in would be about $500 including alignment.

Your going to have to do a little homework on springs and adjustable ball joints to see what will work for you.
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Old 02-14-2022, 10:15 PM   #3
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For a lift less then 2" you could probably get some firmer coil springs (think f250 2wd). Then you would need adjustable ball joint shims to correct the camber of your new springs. All in would be about $500 including alignment.

Your going to have to do a little homework on springs and adjustable ball joints to see what will work for you.
Thank you, exactly the kind of responses I am looking for!
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I’m not sure where you are looking, but there’s a lot of info on E-van suspension upgrades on this forum over the years. You may have to get creative with search terms. You could also check the Ford Truck Enthusiasts site (“FTE”).
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I’m not sure where you are looking, but there’s a lot of info on E-van suspension upgrades on this forum over the years. You may have to get creative with search terms. You could also check the Ford Truck Enthusiasts site (“FTE”).
Are you sure you read my post correctly? Other than the Weldtec thread, I have seen very little, if any other posts on 3rd gen lift kits. 3rd gen E-150's are the 1975-1991 model.
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3rd gen Leveling & Largest tires?

https://www.actionvansuspension.com/system.php
They’ve put a system together that works. Looks like there’s a few options for upgrades, but the base kit can be had for around $2000
I am most likely going this direction for a project van I just picked up.

Edit to the edit…..
It doesn’t look like they make this kit for your van, sorry bout that.
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